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Shannon Miller      

Olympic Gold Medalist, Health Advocate & Cancer Survivor

Shannon Miller remains the Most Decorated Olympic Gymnast in American History with 7 Olympic medals! She is the only female athlete to be inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame – Twice! (Individual (2006) and Team (2008))

She has won an astounding 59 International and 49 National competition medals. Over half of these have been gold. She is the first US gymnast to win 2 World All-Around Titles. Her tally of five medals (2 silver, 3 bronze) at the 1992 Olympics was the most medals won by a US athlete in any sport. At the ’96 Games, she led the “Magnificent Seven” to the US Women’s first ever Team Gold and for the first time for any American gymnast, she captured Gold on the Balance Beam.

After retiring from Olympic competition, Shannon received her undergraduate degrees in marketing and entrepreneurship from the University of Houston and her law degree from Boston College. Now retired from competition, Shannon has moved from Olympic athlete to advocate for the health and wellness of women and children.

Shannon launched her company, in 2010, dedicated to helping women make their health a priority through programs, education and awareness.

In 2011, Shannon was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer. She had surgery to remove the baseball sized tumor and followed up with an aggressive chemotherapy regimen. Now cancer free, Shannon continues to be a strong advocate for awareness and early detection.

Shannon launched her company Shannon Miller Lifestyle: Health and Fitness for Women in July 2010. SM Lifestyle promotes a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Targeted to women, with a focus on health & wellness, it includes the topics of fitness, nutrition, pregnancy, motherhood, cancer awareness, and more. SM Lifestyle reaches out through various partnerships, programs, products, and technologies to educate, motivate, and inspire all women to be their best.

Shannon has taken the lessons she learned through the obstacles she faced as an elite athlete, as a young adult and those from her journey with cancer to publish an inspirational new book: It's Not About Perfect: Competing for my Country, Fighting for my Life.

Shannon remains a part of the gymnastics and Olympic communities as an analyst and commentator. With the issues we continue to see regarding youth sports, Shannon was proud to join the board of the Monique Burr Foundation. Based in Jacksonville, Florida, MBF Child Safety provides research-based comprehensive abuse prevention education to children through their Child Safety Matters and Teen Safety Matters curriculum. Shannon and Donna Orender are co-chairing the MBF Athlete Safety Matters Task Force that focuses on educating all youth athletes in all types of abuse prevention including sexual and other types of abuse, bullying, cyberbullying and digital danger. Shannon believes that education empowers. In fact, research shows that 95% of child abuse can be prevented through education!

Shannon continues to travel the country as a highly sought after motivational speaker and advocate for the health and wellness of women and children.

Speech Topics

Goal Setting in Life

Healthy Weight and Fitness In Your Life

Competing with Cancer

We will all be touched by cancer at some point- whether it is you, a loved one, a friend, or co-worker. The cancer journey is a unique one for each of us, but it is one that we can follow with dignity and strength. Shannon shares her own cancer journey and how she used lessons learned through her Olympic training to forge ahead in the midst of the most challenging obstacles. She speaks about the importance of caregivers and the incredible role they play. Through her story, your audience will learn the how importance it is to set goals and maintain a positive attitude, the importance of early detection and why “making your health a priority” is a lesson for all of us. Shannon Miller empowers each of us to take control of our own health and arms us with specific ways we can do just that.


Motivating for Lifestyle Changes

Health Education for Various Diseases

Competing with Cancer

The Olympic Experience & How to Think Like an Olympic Champion

Women’s Business Excellence

It's Not About Perfect

The Gold Medal Mindset

Shannon discusses how the gold medal mindset leads to victory on the competition floor, in the boardroom, and in our personal lives. With seven Olympic medals, Shannon utilizes her critical insight to share what it takes to be a winner: the importance of goal setting, leadership, maintaining a positive attitude, and teamwork. Through her Olympic and personal experiences, Shannon explains ways we can overcome even the most difficult obstacles standing in the way of our success. While she may not have been the most talented, flexible, or even the strongest athlete, Shannon Miller was able to utilize these concepts to become The Most Decorated Olympic Gymnast in United States history! Your audience will leave empowered to seal the deal with that next client, work together for a positive outcome, and understand the steps it takes to be a successful leader in both work and life.

Gold Medal Advice to a Fit & Healthy Lifestyle

While much of the world is telling you, “Don’t eat this. Don’t do that,” gold medal Olympian and health advocate, Shannon Miller, shares her message of “everything in moderation”. Most of us do not have 4 hours a day to work out, but that doesn’t mean we should to give up. Eating healthy doesn’t mean giving up everything that you love. Shannon shares the importance of making small changes that have a big impact on your overall health. Through her own experience with weight gain and low self-esteem following her retirement from competition, this Olympian and mother of two, found her way back to a healthy moderation. Your audience will leave with specific goals and motivated to take the next step in their own healthy lifestyle.

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